Deadline: 20 July 2016
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN is currently inviting applications for its Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy with an aim to provide emerging women leaders in the private and public sectors with general leadership skills facilitate cross-border collaboration and build an ASEAN identity. The YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy will bring together ten mentors and 40 young women (ages 25-35) from all ten ASEAN Member States including Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam for a week long leadership training in Jakarta, Indonesia.
YSEALI is a broad initiative with a number of components that include education on regional issues, professional skills-building, professional development workshops in the region, online networking, project seed money, and educational exchanges.
YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy will consist of a one-week workshop with up to 40 young women leaders and ten mentors. The academy will offer general leadership skill training with dedicated break-out sessions for specific sectors, a personal goal setting session and networking opportunities with leaders from the region and the United States.
Approximate Total Funding is US $285,000
- American and foreign not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises are invited to submit a proposal that describes how each of the following criteria will be administered:
- Design and implement a week-long YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy, to be implemented annually, that empowers women by providing access to training and networks which may not be accessible in their home countries.
- Develop and lead hands-on skills training to improve core leadership skills including an individualized professional skills assessment.
- Offer networking opportunities for emerging women leaders.
- Contribute towards a people-oriented ASEAN that includes the full participation of women.
- Facilitate teamwork to identify key challenges facing the region and develop innovative solutions.
- Equip future ASEAN leaders with an understanding of U.S. capabilities to address regional challenges and present an overview of the U.S.-ASEAN Strategic Partnership.
- Facilitate the participants’ development of future components of YSEALI Women Leadership Academy workshops
- Organize and implement follow-on activities that encourage that participants share their newly acquired knowledge and skills with their communities upon return to their home countries.
- Manage the travel, lodging logistics and workshop location for all participants, speakers and workshop staff. Proposal must include cost of transportation, conference package, accommodations, meals visas and travel insurance.
- Design a cultural component, such as an ASEAN cultural appreciation event or Indonesian cultural excursion, during the week-long workshop.
- Develop syllabus materials and event program with biographies of each participant and speaker.
- Provide banners, backdrops, and other printed materials for the week long workshop.
- Design a digital engagement strategy for workshop participants.
- Provide a workshop photo album and video series of events and sessions.
How to Apply
Proposals should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
For more information, please visit YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy 2016.